William Thomas Broster

Army Service Corps

Personal Details

Born:  In Barrow, Cheshire and baptised 23 November 1879 in Barrow Parish Church.

Family:  He was the son of William Broster, a labourer, and his wife Ann. He married Mary Eaton  30 December 1899 at Bickley Parish Church, Cheshire. They had seven children, Eleanor, Frances, Agnes, William Thomas, Mary, Ernest and Dorothy. Ernest died in 1915 aged 5 months.

Residence:  In 1901 he was living at 1 The Square, Bunbury, Cheshire. Ten years later the family had moved to 1 Venables Yard,  Whitchurch, Shropshire. At the the time of his Attestation his address was stated as 44 Yardington and in 1939 it was 40 Yardington, Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Employment:  In 1901 his occupation was a brick setter`s labourer but by 1911  and on his Attestation he was a farm labourer. He was described as a County Council lengthman on the 1939 Register.

Died:  Not known

Military Details

Regiment:  Royal Army Service Corps (previously King’s Shropshire Light Infantry)

Rank:   Private

Service Number:   M/333191 (previously 18942)

Date of Enlistment:  20 September 1915 in the KSLI (re-enlisted in RASC 26 July 1916)

Date of Discharge:   26 January 1916 from KSLI; 15 June 1919 from RASC

Reason for Discharge:   In 1916 “Not being likely to become an efficient soldier. “ – chronic rheumatism of feet. In 1919 Demobilisation.

Medals:  Not known


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